An Ice Climber Falls Off Mountain: The POV

Submitted by: piperfawn 4 years ago in Misc

I bet there is a brown stripe in that mountain ditch now.
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Male 186
Looks like he was taking a rest, probably waiting for a climber above him. At the start of the fall he is not holding the axe. He then gets knocked of his feet by a lump of ice coming from above. Once you start sliding like that there is no way to get that axe back into your hand, hence no way to do an arrest!
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Male 164
yup I was going to say that.. where was the axe arrest, he sat on his arse most of the way...
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Female 6,381
I`ve never ice climbed in my life, but do you not:
1) take an ice axe in one hand and
2) grab the pick end with the other and
3) shove the wide end into the snow/ice?
More or less?
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Male 11,740
That wasn`t a fall, it was a badass slide. I was expecting some free falling. He didn`t axe arrest, he`s an idiot.
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Male 978
why didn`t he ice axe arrest?!?!?
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Male 164
SELF ARREST, DUMMY
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Male 445
A classic example of how not to fall down a mountain. That flailing thing on a strap (ice axe) on his left wrist is supposed to be in his hand. Looks like he panicked and got lucky not hitting anything major on the way down.
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Male 5,082
Link: An Ice Climber Falls Off Mountain: The POV [Rate Link] - I bet there is a brown stripe in that mountain ditch now.
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